Smith Structures India (SSIPL): Committed to Becoming a Reliable & Innovative Manufacturer in Pre-engineered Building Segment

Anil Singh,  Associate Director

Anil Singh

Associate Director

The innovation in structural engineering has brought the concept of Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) to the limelight and a new vertical is evolved. Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEBs) are the components of the building which are engineered as per the requirements of clients, manufactured at the factory, and assembled at the site. As a relationship-driven company, Smith Structures India (SSIPL) firmly believes that collaboration is the key to creating state-of-the-art building solutions. SSIPL commenced its operations in 2012, and since then, it has been on a steep trajectory of development having executed more than 600 buildings to date. About 72 percent of projects are a part of repeat orders which depicts its leadership in terms of quality, commitment, and customer satisfaction.

However, the growth trajectory of SSIPL is remarkably similar to that of the nation's overall economic infrastructure. The answer is that PEB systems are becoming increasingly well-liked, causing the PEB segment to grow firmly. In a developing country like India, the PEB segment has a long way to go in all sectors like Engineering, FMCG, Warehousing, Automobile, Defence & Supply Chain Management.

Catering the Technical Opportunities with Innovation
SSIPL’s Strategic Window explores the landscape of markets, applications, and geographies to help the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. It describes the optimal or favourable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth during a forecast period. For a young firm, the most vital factor is to have a good number of projects and to have a good fluidity of monetary funds for their execution. Again multiple projects area means a tough completion a healthy organization will survive, leaving behind unrealistic players in the sector as the flow of finance is an essential pre-requisite.

“We are purely dedicated to crater the very needs of clients, by imparting the hearing ears to their needs & requirement, providing them with the best possible, innovative cum
efficient solution. To cope with the current volatility scenario, we have initialized with the concept of ‘Dynamic Pricing’, which resulted in the desired result", says Anil Singh, Associate Director, SSIPL.

SSIPL evaluates its team's competency levels on a timely basis and provides them with training wherever required to enhance the level of products & productivity.

However, to be prominent in the segment, one must constantly enhance the manufacturing facility with the latest machinery & technologies. SSIPL does have the most advanced machinery and technologies from around the world. The company forayed into the PEB segment with a capacity of 10,000 MTPA in 2012, Gandhidham. It underwent frequent capacity enhancement from 25,000 to 50,000 MTPA in the years, respectively, along with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Kheda, Gujarat with an installed capacity of 72,000 MTPA in the year 2021. A single podium that delivers various solutions like Design, Manufacture, Supply, and Installation. SSIPL believes in Customer Delight rather than satisfaction by adhering to the latest norms of the ecosystem, namely TQM and HSE. For Instance, SSIPL has been the pioneer in the design, manufacturing & installation of the refinery building for clients like Servotech Mundra, Gujarat & Adani WilmarMantralayam, Andhra Pradesh & Nimrani, Madhya Pradesh respectively.

SSIPL evaluates its team's competency levels on a timely basis and provides them with training wherever required to enhance the level of products & productivity

Moreover innovative concepts like Jack Beams are laced with the mezzanine beam to control excessive sagging. Box Type Crane Beams concept has been incorporated for effective force transfer. Columns, Rafters at High Bay & Low Bay Junctions & Latticed Crane Beams are a few examples that have been included in the design for optimization & wellknown consultants have seconded the same. In addition the company also ventured into Cranes in Technical collaboration with French MNC EMH, which has added a new feather to its cap.

Achievements & Future Objectives
The company has defined its motto for 2022–2023: ‘Customer Satisfaction to Customer Delight’. In a nutshell, success is measured as the overall satisfaction achieved by the firm in terms of the fortune earned, employee satisfaction, a safe workplace, great infrastructure with advanced technology & ultimately, satisfaction. Some of the awards received by the company are Quality Mark Award in 2017, India SME Award 100 in 2019, EPC World Award in the year 2019, and also it consolidated its position among the Top five PEB Companies (Industry Outlook). The company's longterm goal is to upgrade its state-ofthe-art manufacturing facilities in Kheda, Gujarat by making timely investments in technology and labor. To continue growing at 25 percent per year by taking full advantage of the forecast and increasing its presence not limited to PAN INDIA, but growing countries like West Africa, Latin America, and UAE better serve its devoted customers.